Christine Ann Davidge


Ryan O'Day Fetgatter


Welcome to The Santa Ynez Valley

A quaint community with Danish heritage, world class wines, and horse ranches.
This area has become a very popular tourist destination especially in the summer.
We strongly advise you make reservations as early as possible.
Air BnB and VRBO are popular and reasonable options in this area as well.

Some Recommendation for Places to Eat

Paula's Pancake House sit down breakfast and lunch place, might be a wait on the weekend but the Danish Pancakes are great.
Panino's (Locations in SY, LO, and Solvang) Fresh and creative sandwiches and salads.
Cal Tacos or Los Arroyos for casual Mexican, Dos Carlitos for sit down Mexican and Margaritas
SY Cafe has counter service for burgers, sandwiches and mediterranean options
Firestone Brewery is a causal sit down lunch and dinner place offering a lot of variety of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees and apps plus local beer of course.
Red Barn and Hitching Post are our favorite special occasion places for steak and fish.
Landsby Hotel has a great bar with drinks, bar menu and happy hour specials.
Leonardos and Grapollos are good Italian places for pizza, pasta and salad. SY Kitchen offers a higher end Italian food, wine and cocktails.
Los Olivos Cafe offers freah and local foods including salads, pizza, pastas, fish and steak and serve lots of local wines.

Some Recommendations for Beer and Wine

Firestone Brewery and Figeroia Mountain Brewery (simply Fig to locals) are the two local breweries. Both offer a variety of beers and are fun and casual places to hang out.

You will not lack in finding wineries, tasting rooms, and wine bars in this area but here are some we enjoy visiting.
Tasting rooms in Los Olivos - Keana, Carhartt, Epiphany, Blair Fox
Wineries around town - Bridlewood, Sunstone, Rusack, Lincourt
Wineries a little outside town - Star Lane, Melville, Babcock, Andrew Murry

Meadowlark Inn

Cute bed and breakfast two miles from the wedding venue.
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Wine Valley Inn and Cottages

Located right in town, easy walking to shops, resturants and bakeries. About five miles from wedding venue.

Vacations Inn - Solvang

Standard accomodations with a pool. Easy to walk to shops, resturants and bakeries. About five miles from the wedding venue. Was a Holiday Inn Express until recently.

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Standard accomodations. Pool, bar, and restaurant on site. About a 15 minute drive from wedding venue.
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